Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters pose in a propaganda photo Chilling threat to London has allegedly been made

23:46, 26 JUL 2016  SCOTT CAMPBELL

Police issue advice to religious institutions in the UK


London is next on the list of target cities for twisted jihadis along with the US capitol Washington DC, it has been claimed.

Images threatening attacks in London and other major world capitals have been posted on jihadi messaging app Telegram, according to SITE Intelligence Group.

One picture chillingly shows New York’s Statue of Liberty engulfed in flames but with the caption “Washington soon” – referring to the US capital 225 miles away.

The threat comes as security at British churches is being ramped up amid a newterror alert after ISIS knifemen forced a French priest to kneel before slitting his throat on camera.

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The message threatening Washington bizarrely has a picture of the Statue of Liberty in New York

The source of the threats against London and Washiington and whether they are credible or not is unknown.

It comes after ISIS terrorists forced an elderly parish priest to kneel before filming themselves slitting his throat on Tuesday.

Father Jacques Hamel, 85, was made to get to his knees before he was brutally butchered at the Church of the Gambetta in Normandy today, says a nun who escaped the attack.

British counter-terror police have now “circulated specific advice” to churches across the UK amid fears of a similar attack.

Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said: “Following recent events in France, we are reiterating our protective security advice to Christian places of worship and have circulated specific advice today.

“We are also taking this opportunity to remind them to review their security arrangements as a precaution.

He added: “There is no specific intelligence relating to attacks against the Christian community in the UK.

ReutersFrench judicial inverstigating police apprehends a man
French judicial inverstigating police apprehends a man
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Jacques Hamel was killed by two jihadis who performed a bizarre sermon in Arabic before slitting his throat
GettyA policeman cordons the site next to the body of one of the two men who stormed a French church
A policeman cordons the site next to the body of one of the two men who stormed a French church

“However, as we have seen, Daesh and other terrorist groups have targeted Christian as well as Jewish and other faith groups in the West and beyond. While the threat from terrorism remains unchanged at severe we urge the public to be vigilant.”

Father Hamel’s two murderers – one of whom has been named as 19-year-old Adel Kermiche – captured the slaying on a mobile phone, according to Sister Danielle, who was one of several worshippers taken hostage during morning mass.

They then performed a ‘sermon’ around the altar in Arabic – as armed cops rushed to the scene and terrified members of the congregation fled for their lives.

The parish of Saint-Etienne
The parish of Saint Etienne – ISIS-inspired attack

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